This book is a great introduction or even recap of much f fundamental mathematics and physics. I greatly recommend this to anyone who has ever been interested in mathematics or how it affects physics and the world around us, but has been to afraid of the maths itself, as it is pretty easy to go through, yet still boasts great scope.
Wonderful writing and clarity. A great way for the everyman to renew an interest in the maths behind the real world. Of course, a bit dated (log tables - remember those!) and wouldn't it be wonderful if their were a successor to Professor Kline capable of writing a modern update of this wonderful book
This book is a ideal introduction to Mathematical Physics. It can be read by anyone with a basic grasp of O level Maths. It is chronological in order and it's strength is it covers only Classical Physics. To cover Modern Physics would be to much. Rereading the chapter Mathematical Oscillations of the Ether made me realise that you can only understand Einstein if you have first understood Newton.